- RAP (7405)
- [2004-08-20 18:12]
Excelente doble presentacion robert.
Gran perspectiva en la primera y excelente primer plano en la segunda.
Bellos colores y efectivo encuadre.
Excellent double presentation Robert.
Great perspective in the first and excellent close up in the second.
Beautiful colors and effective frame.
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-08-20 19:12]
Very well presented work.
Its nice to see it in its environment,alone amongst the other wild flowers and also the close up which shows great detail and colour.
Excellent and informative note too,I'll recognise one of these if I ever have the luck to spot one now.
Very well done.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-08-20 20:11]
Oh my, that is one beautiful flower and it is well captured, great colours and composition. My only upset is I wish the RH picture was on it's own and the LH one was an extra workshop jobby, that's because the RH one is so nice whereas the LH is more informative with respect to surroundings. Good one.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-08-20 23:54]
Beautilful flower Robert.
Very good colors , good DOF and very sharp-
Good informative note.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-08-21 0:39]
Your capture defitely does this beautiful orchid justice. Excellent dof and vivid color. Thanks for posting.
- kooreman (666)
- [2004-08-21 3:07]
Robert, It may be called common but it is the first time I have seen it ;-) Your shot is very nice. I like the combination of closeup and overview. It is a good way to see and learn about this one. Technically sound shots.
Good shots! Technically they're both good, although I might have tried to either better isolate the whole plant or include more of it's surroundings. I'd also be tempted to selectively sharpen the orchid a bit too in the left hand shot.
Now on to your identification, I'd be prepared to put money on this site having another species of Dactylorhiza present..? The reason being, from it's size/shape/habit I think it's a hybrid. We have a colony locally that has both D. fuchsii and D. praetermissa - both parent species rarely make 30cm at that site, but the hybrids are massive, I think I measured one at over a metre! The thick stem and wide pale spots are also indicators to me...
Anyway good shot, and informative note too :-D
- carper (8439)
- [2004-08-21 13:27]
very nice one Robbert,
Good photos, with a great note, I l;ike it very much, very good job you did.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-08-21 14:57]
WOW! This is the TN way to post a wild flower. Great example. Lovely colours, great DOF, both compos are nice plus a detailed note. Plus 1st time seen for me. You are setting the pace for this weekend posts. Thanx Robert, i am learning a lot.